Check out these pictures from Family Church, Event Hope, and Club Hope at the Hope for Kids Den this month!
March was a great month at Hope for Kids!
Over the past month, we have hosted eleven events at the Hope for Kids Den! Many children from all over the city came to Club Hope, Event Hope, and Hope for Kids Family Church. Every time they came in, they were welcomed by our volunteers, given a hot meal, and taught about God’s love for them! Thank you so much to the many volunteers who staffed our events, provided delicious meals, and showed up for these kids as the hands and feet of Jesus. We’re in this together!
Check out this month’s recap video to see HFK in action this month!
February brought even more children and families into our ministry, and God continues to be so faithful! This month's recap video will update you on all that's been going on this month at Family Church, Event Hope and Club Hope! If you've volunteered at the Den this month, you can probably find yourself in this video!
DAY FIVE of Impact Clubs finished yesterday and with that, our summer ministry training camp for this year came to a close. We are so unbelievably proud of this team. We had a practice club yesterday attended by kids from First Baptist and Hope for Kids, and our team hit it out of the park! All their training this week has already started paying off, and we are so excited to head into Springfield with our Impact Clubs program in just two days. Please be praying for the team as they continue to pour themselves into ministry this summer. Check out this year's training camp video and Day Five's photo gallery below!
On June 16, we held a dedication service at the Hope for Kids Den! We are so thankful for each volunteer from Hope for Kids who came to support this new part of our ministry. We were also blessed by several volunteers who worked with The Lion's Den when they owned our building--it was amazing to hear stories of God's faithfulness through the years within these walls! Pictures from this awesome night will be coming soon.
Check out this video recapping what God has already done in three short months at the Hope for Kids Den.
On Sunday, we had the privilege of holding a baptism service in our very own building. A family we have been fervently praying for over the years recently all gave their lives to Jesus and were baptized together, along with little Micah Currier! Praise God!
Check out video from this amazing day below!
This was an awesome week here at Hope for Kids! On Sunday, we celebrated two birthdays at Hope for Kids Family Church. Getting to see the kids who attend almost every week instead of just once a month is so awesome. Not only are we getting to know them, but they are getting to know us. We have real friendships with these kids and they know they can trust us. God's love makes all the difference!
On Tuesday and Thursday, the Hope for Kids Den was full of teens and kids. We only have one more week of our "pilot" clubs at our new building, but we can't wait to launch our after-school programs at full force in the 2018-2019 school year.
There's never a dull moment at our Thursday night kids program! Check out how the kids learned about Jesus walking on water on Thursday night below.
On Friday night, we got together with some of our Impact Clubs team. Any opportunity we have to hang out and strengthen relationships within our team is always a great time! We can't wait to serve together this summer and reach even more kids with the Gospel. Learn more about our 2018 Impact Clubs here!
This weekend, Hope for Kids hosted our final Club Hope of the 2017-2018 season.
We are so grateful to the volunteers who poured so much energy into every event this year. Hope is happening in Springfield because of your work with these children! Lives are being changed as the love of Jesus is poured into young hearts and minds through your service and relationships with these kids.
This month, we asked the Hope for Kids family about their favorite part of this Club Hope year. Check it out in this month's video below!
Thanks to Tim Gavrilov for photographing this event for us! Check out photos from this weekend below.
Club Hope this Saturday was awesome! This month, the kids learned about Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego and the fear of the future. We are so thankful for every volunteer who came out to make this event possible. Every child who attended had a chance to hear about how much God loves them as the Hope for Kids family invested in their lives. Check out the video and photo gallery below.